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200 new IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks hotels rooms for just 5,000 to 15,000 points

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IHG Rewards Club (the Holiday Inn, HI Express, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental etc group) has just published its new list of heavily discounted PointBreaks redemptions.

You can book these hotels for stays until 31st October.

These hotels are bookable NOW via ihg.com. Popular hotels will use up their allocation of reduced price rooms quickly, so book soon if you are interested. As with all IHG Rewards Club reward nights, you can cancel without penalty at any time and get your points back.

Holiday Inn Staybridge Suites Heathrow Bath Road

This is, to be honest, the best list we have seen for quite a while.  It is also, by far, the longest.

If you try to book one of these hotels on Tuesday morning for the 1st September to 31st October period and it is showing the full points price, this means that the hotel has sold out of its allocation of PointBreaks nights.

What are the PointBreaks highlights?

Not surprisingly the better deals are at the 15,000 points level.

All three of the 15,000 points UK options are recommended.  Hotel Indigo Dundee has great feedback and you can check out the new V&A offshoot.  Crowne Plaza London Heathrow T4 is fab as I reviewed here.  Hotel Indigo Stratford Upon Avon is a recent opening which has apparently had a lot of money spent on it.

You’ve also got the InterContinental in Sao Paolo, a Holiday Inn in Paris, two Holiday Inn’s in Lisbon, Crowne Plaza Dubai Apartments (not on the beach), Crowne Plaza Perth, the Holiday Inn on Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco and an InterContinental in Miami.

My pic of the 10,000 point redemptions is Staybridge Suites London – Heathrow Bath Road.  Here is our review and it is pictured below.  For 10,000 points it’s cheaper than renting a one-bed flat ….

The Crowne Plaza in Doha is also interesting as I need to be there in a few weeks, but I am tempted by a beach property – I’d be saving a fortune though ….. There are also three more UAE options in what is actually peak season.

How to book a PointBreaks room

PointBreaks availability is limited so book ASAP if you are interested.

You can book via the IHG PointBreaks page here or via the standard booking page here.

You are able to book these hotels for dates up to 31st October.

If you are trying to book a reward night for a date up to 31st October and it is pricing at the full rate, the hotel has sold its allocation of PointBreaks nights.

You allowed a maximum of two bookings per individual hotel. Each booking can be for as many nights as you want. Remember that if you attempt to amend your booking later by dropping a night or two the whole booking may reprice at the full rate.

Click through the link to learn more about any specific hotel:

(The list of hotels has been deleted as many of the links are now dead)


IHG One Rewards update – February 2023:

Get bonus points: Click here for our article on IHG’s ‘2k Every 2 Nights’ promotion, which runs from 9th February 2023 to 14th April 2023. You can register here.

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Comments (66)

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  • Memesweeper says:

    Thanks for the heads up Rob — Lisbon booked. I was on the comments yesterday recommending the IC in Hanoi and there it is today as a points break! Someone, please, snap that up.

  • John says:

    I brought some extra points that was debited instantly into my account and booked for early Oct
    and the booking confirmation was also completed within 5 mins. Well done and thanks, Rob and the team.
    John

  • Oli says:

    OT – on Curve Blue, is the £200 monthly FX-free cash withdrawal on top of the £500 FX-free purchase allowance?

  • @mkcol says:

    This is great! I already had a reservation at Staybridge Suites LHR for 25000 points so that’s been rebooked to release 15000 points.

    Now to see if there’s anywhere near Shenandoah National Park worth travelling to. I know none of the places in the list.

  • Chris says:

    Indigo Dundee is very nice although it’s probably one of the least design led indigo properties.

    Rates are extremely low though and I’d question whether it makes sense even at 15,000 points some nights. I’ve had Saturday nights for under £60 there in the last couple of months.

    I don’t think the V&A has had the effect people thought it would as rates in Dundee now appear to be very good value almost all the time. Two years ago before the Indigo, Staybridge, Hampton and new Premier Inn opened rates were significantly higher than they are today.

    • Alan says:

      V&A visitor numbers have been excellent (I remember reading they were about twice what they expected?) but hotel rooms have massively outpaced even this increase which I think has kept rates down. Not a bad thing though, makes visiting more affordable 🙂

      • jamie says:

        Visitor numbers will tumble I suspect after first time visits…there’s very little to go back and see at the V&A, the building is little more than an empty shell

        • Lady London says:

          What else would you recommend to see in the Dundee / Arbroath area? I have a friend up there and want to visit at the worst-weather time of year to cheer us both up ! I am thinking of a few days stay with a car.

          • BJ says:

            Three recommendations for driving day trips from Dundee:
            1. Head up the coast to Dunnottar Castle passing through coastal towns including Carnoustie,Arvrooath and Montrose. Stop at the Old Bakery in St Cyrus for a light lunch or coffee and cakes.
            2. Head up to Blairgowrie and join the A93 north to Braemar through Glenshee.
            3. Dundee-Perth-Pitlochry-Queens View-Tummel Bridge-Fortingall-Aberfeldy-Dundee.

            A visit to St Andrew’s if you have never been there, very pleasant.

            And btw, Dundee is about the driest and sunniest city in the UK.

          • Liz says:

            @ Lady London – when we have visitors to Dundee we take them to the V&A – if the weather is dry it’s nice to walk all the way along the waterfront to the rail bridge and continue on to the Bridgeview Station Restaurant where you can get a nice lunch. We also take visitors to St Andrews and up the A9 to Pitlochry, Tummel Bridge and the Queens View. Also drive up the Law hill for great views over Dundee and the River Tay and the Discovery ship next to the V&A. If you like museums the McManus Galleries are good in a beautiful building. Broughty Ferry (eastern part of Dundee) is also lovely with lots of nice independent coffee shops, some nice boutiques, a castle, a beach and great ice cream shop! I am biased here because that’s where I live!

          • Shoestring says:

            So you bore them to death. I’d say a cheap meal in a Spanish cafe/ restaurant would be preferable & tastier.

            Sorry if I was blunt.

          • Liz says:

            No need for you to be blunt Shoestring. It depends what people like to see and do when visiting a new area. I was just offering some suggestions for Lady London. She can take it or leave it or do her own thing.

          • Shoestring says:

            sorry Liz had a few too many same as last night

            difficult wife, I hit the wine

          • Lady London says:

            Thanks a lot BJ and Liz. I have saved your suggestions. Sounds like a few relaxing days could be had whatever the weather. Thank you.

            @Shoestring don’t worry it’s normal for friction in the early part of a holiday when people have high stressed lives. When I was working and travelling high pressure all the time, I was impossible to live with! and only became a bit friendlier just shortly before it was time to come home. That’s part of why people need to relax and get away.

            Looking back now I see the pattern and am very grateful to my other half for putting up with me !

          • Lady London says:

            PS how did you both know I like coffee, cake and ice cream ? 🙂

    • Andy says:

      Agreed on the pricing, I looked at a weekend in October and the cash price was £65 a night. Using Rob’s valuation of 0.4p per point I’d be saving £5 using points instead of cash per night.

      • Lady London says:

        And for now,as IHG points are harder to earn than they used to be, I’m generally holding them for emergencies such as if I get stuck having to travel at short notice when rates are high, or forced onto local holiday dates. I did the same calculation as the other poster for Indigo Dundee and reckoned I’d sooner may money for it.

        Indigo Stratford, though, based on previous comments of posters on here, looks an excellent choice for a romatic weekend for two.

        • TGLoyalty says:

          If you like cars then also worth a trip to caffeine and machine just outside Stratford.

    • Andrew says:

      Similar experience at £60 for the night. Plus also got the regular WOW Week 15% (exc VAT) via my employer benefits package – so effective rate was just £52.50 a night.

      One really useful point is that Dundee is run by HIE so benefits from the same low-taxation rules as Inverness. Scotland’s National Airline (LoganAir) has an interline deal with Emirates so you can connect at Stansted.

      As to the V&A.

      Uhm…

      It’s a really big space.

      • BJ says:

        Cash rates at both the Indigo and Staybridge next door can go as low as £38-44. Better to stay at Stsybridge as breakfast is included while it costs about £16 for two at Indigo. Agood pair to hit accelerate targets.

  • C says:

    Just checked out Holiday Inn Fisherman’s Wharf as have a couple of nights in SF in October. They only had one available reward night date over the whole period and that was on Friday 13th!

    • Ft_OverTheHorizon says:

      You got there faster than me – nothing but $300+ rates showing now !

  • Zara says:

    Prob been asked several times but can this be stacked with the accelerate promotion?

    • Alan says:

      Only if you had that as a target – points +cash is about the only redemption-related one that counts.

      I’ve just registered for Accelerate 3, pretty poor offer for me this time, can’t see me hitting much.

    • Iain says:

      Don’t think so – reward nights aren’t qualifying stays with IHG

      • Rob says:

        It would only stack if, like me, you have a “book and points & cash” redemption.

        • Lina says:

          “book points and cash” doesn’t stack with anything.

        • Zara says:

          Mine seems quite generous but I am not much of an ihg user at all apart from some
          Intercontinentals earlier in the year so I’m not sure if they’ve set mine based on that. I’ve actually never done an accelerate. Can anyone advise how I could max out these targets (max points 120k)
          1)18k- 2 brands
          2)24k – 2 IC stays
          3)12k – 2 x 2n weekend stays incl a Saturday
          4)6.6k- 2 bonus points packages
          5) 60k – do all 4 out of 4

          • Lady London says:

            Hi Zara, for 120,000 it’s worth looking at. Looks like they’ve identified you as a new high-spending customer. So ride it till they work out if you’re not 🙂

            This is minimum 3 days 5 nights.

            You could do this with 2 weekend stays (Saturday night plus either Friday or Sunday – Sunday usually cheaper). Would obvs be cheaper if 1 weekend stay at IC, pllus 1 weekend stay at a cheaper brand. Then as you need 2 IC stays in total, add a single night stay at an IC. 2 out of all the 3 stays (which is your minimum to achieve the 120k) would have to include bonus point options – ideally 1 of the IC’s plus 1 stay at the other brand you would take a bonus package option in the room pricing when booking – as the other brand would mostly be cheaper for the bonus package to be added.

            If you can;t find any IC’s offering bonus packages then you might have to add another night’s stay at a lower level hotel different brand where you can find a bonus package offered. So that would be 4 stays 2 of which would be IC 2 at non-IC brand(s) and somewhere within those 4 stays 2 of them have bonus packages.

            More complicatedly :If you are an Ambassador you could extend the weekend stay by using your free Ambassador weekend night. You could also stay 2 or more weekend nights at least 2 of which were paid (i.e. at least 2 paid nights as well as the Ambassador night if you use it) then break to another brand nearby for 1 night, then return to the original IC thus creating ‘2 IC stays’ plus your other brand stay. That would only leave you the weekend stay in a non-IC with bonus package to book (assuming you did not get bonus packages on both the IC stays) and you’d have your 120k.

            Personally if you can do this one I would. IMO offers get worse each time with IHG the further down the brand scale you go and the more you stay lower, if that makes sense. . Missing one out doesn’t mean the offer gets better next time or even stays the same.

          • Lady London says:

            *minimum 3 STays 5 nights

          • Zara says:

            Thanks lady London. I’m going to ponder over your comments – have just got back from a weekend stay in Bournemouth and the kids have zapped me of all energy and intellect! Will let you know if I’m confused! BR

  • Laineyling says:

    OT: but hotel related. What is the best hotel for a family of 3 (2 adults and a 2yr old) for Dubai in feb, for a week? Jumeirah beach hotels and surrounding ones look nice but at £650 a night seem quite steep (but if it’s great and head and shoulders above the rest then that’s fine). Just think it might include a mark up as entry to water park is then free (but likely little use to us). Have gold status at Hilton and gold elite at Marriott if it matters a difference.

    • Rob says:

      With kids, the four Madinat Jumeirah properties (and the entire resort) are head and shoulders above everything else. That’s where we go. Includes Wild Wadi waterpark access. Great kids club (two actually, Naseem has its own and Al Qasr etc share one). Jumeirah also has the best stretch of beach in Dubai.

      For no kids, or if you don’t want loads of kids facilities, the Four Seasons is the best option. A cheaper Jumeirah option is Zabeel on the Palm which also gets you into Wild Wadi (we’ve reviewed Zabeel).

      There are others on here who rave about Atlantis, which has its own waterpark, but it’s not my thing.

      • laineyling says:

        Thanks, will likely book one of the Madinat ones, as don’t want to be on the Palm (hear traffic is a nightmare).

    • Navara says:

      Have a look at the JA Ocean View or Caesar’s Palace if you’re feeling flush

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